Sales clerk fined $6,000 for stealing from store

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 13:15

A sales clerk employed at a San Fernando clothing store charged with two counts of larceny servant has been fined after appearing before the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court today to answer to the charges.

Curtis Ward, a 42-year-old of Diamond Village, San Fernando, was fined a total of $6,000.

Magistrate Cherril-Ann Antoine ordered a two-month time allowance to pay the fines or face nine months’ hard labour.

The 51-year-old victim, owner of a clothing store located along High Street, San Fernando, observed a quantity of clothing items and shoes missing from his stockroom between Monday 1st October, 2018 and Wednesday 21st November, 2018.

He later discovered a pair of shoes in a bag belonging to an employee at his store on Thursday 22nd November, 2018.

A report was made to police on the same date and resulted in an investigation being launched into the matter.

The items, which have an estimated retail value of $4,450, were discovered at Ward’s home and led to him being arrested in connection with the matter.

Charges were laid by PC Buchoon, of the San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department.